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What Is A Living Will?

What Is A Living Will?

What Is A Living Will?   A living will is not actually a will. Often called an advance directive by doctors and nurses, a living will is a document that tells medical staff what treatment (if any) you want to receive in dire medical situations when you are unable to communicate. A living will can […]

It’s Never Too Late To Start But Earlier Is Better!

It’s Never Too Late To Start But Earlier Is Better!

It’s Never Too Late To Start But Earlier Is Better!   Though it’s never too late to start, the sooner you begin saving, the more time your money has to grow. Gains each year build on the prior year’s — that’s the power of compounding, and the best way to accumulate wealth. Tips for planning […]

Maximize Your Social Security Payments

Maximize Your Social Security Payments

Maximize Your Social Security Payments If you’re considering filing for your social security benefits, this article shares five ways to ensure you get the biggest possible check.   If you’re considering filing for your social security benefits, here are five ways to ensure you get the biggest possible check: 1. Patience pays off. The longer […]

Things Everyone Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

Things Everyone Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

Things Everyone Should Know About Workers’ Compensation   Every state has laws that require employers of a certain size to provide employees with workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you are subject to workers’ compensation laws or choose to voluntarily maintain coverage, you should be aware of what benefits are payable for and the proper steps to […]

Know Your Rights Regarding Harassment

Know Your Rights Regarding Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The legal definition of sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.” Follow the link to read more.

Learn About Child Custody in Your State

Learn About Child Custody in Your State

Each state has different child custody laws. Some states presume that parents have joint custody, while other states do not. In addition, some states presume that in the case of unmarried parents, the mother automatically has custody, while others expect single mothers to file for custody, even if the father is not involved. This link allows you to review child custody laws in all 50 states.

Need An Overview of Discrimination Law?

Need An Overview of Discrimination Law?

Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.

What You Should Know About Alimony

What You Should Know About Alimony

If you’re facing a divorce, you’ll have to face reality: Alimony payments (monthly support payments one divorced spouse pays the other) are alive and well in the American divorce system. And if you earn substantially more money than a spouse to whom you have been married for several years, there is a good chance you will be ordered to pay some alimony. On the other hand, alimony generally isn’t awarded for short marriages or where you and your spouse earn close to the same amount.

Overview of Child Support Laws

Overview of Child Support Laws

Synopsis:

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about 41% of first marriages end in divorce. For second and third marriages, that number increases to 60% and 73%, respectively.

Single parents with children should have a basic understanding of child support. Unless parental rights have been legally terminated, every parent in the U.S. must contribute financially to the raising of his or her child.

Don’t Let Your Record Hold You Back

Don’t Let Your Record Hold You Back

A criminal record can create difficult downstream consequences whether you (or your child) was arrested or convicted (or both). For example, employers and landlords commonly ask job applicants and apartment seekers whether they have ever been convicted of (or perhaps even arrested for) a criminal offense. Employers might not hire — and landlords might not rent to — people who answer “yes” to these questions. The good news is that, in some cases, you may be able to get an arrest or conviction expunged from your record.